Sheep Creek Lodge is located in the heart of fishing country in the Matanuska Susitna Borough.
Within a 15 square mile area of Sheep Creek Lodge, world-class fishing is available in scores of local rivers, streams, and lakes. During the spring, summer and fall seasons, Sheep Creek itself boasts annual runs of 5 types of Salmon, Arctic Grayling, plus Dolly Varden, and trophy size Rainbow Trout.
For the vast majority of anglers content to fish local streams teeming with salmon and trout species, the king salmon run begins in mid to late May where 30 - 70 pounders are caught. In late June and early July this run is replaced largely by the more aggressive 10 - 25 pound silver, pink, red and chum salmon. Spring and fall are the best seasons for trout and Grayling fishing when 20 - 30 inch Rainbows are routinely caught.
Long days in the "Land of the Midnight Sun" give you lots of hours for summer time activities. The wilderness setting of Sheep Creek Lodge offers many unique opportunities and we can help you explore them by designing a customized package especially suited to your interests. Petersville road offers drive-to vistas of the Alaska Range, including 3 of the tallest mountains in North America: Mt. Denali, Mt. Foraker, and Mt. Hunter. In addition, we compliment your Alaskan Vacation with comforting accommodations for your stay.
Try the outstandig trout and salmon fishing in the Sheep Creek Area during the summer. We have less pressure than other drive-to areas of Alaska with no 'combat' fishing. Guests may fish right from our docks or wade into the shallow waters to get up close. King (chinook), red (sockeye), and silver (coho) salmon make their way up the local rivers and creeks during mid-to-late summer. In addition, rainbow trout, grayling, and arctic char are residents in the local streams. Northern pike are found in many of the lakes that dot the area. Regulations vary from year-to-year. Adults (16+) may purchase an Alaska fishing license online from ADFG. Children younger than 16 do not require a license.